What did you do in the climate wars, mummy? [poem]

Recession is over! We’re back in the black!
The business is booming and growth is on track;
the cash that we lost on the house has come back –
it’s time to go shopping again!

That digital gizmo that turns its own pages!
Those fabulous shoes that you’ve wanted for ages –
there’s a million and one things to do with your wages!
We’ve got to go shopping again.

All that nonsense with second-hand stuff is behind us
and repairing equipment? – dear god, don’t remind us.
We’re free to come clean, our consumption defines us:
we have to go shopping again.

So please don’t go on about ‘finite resources’
or working conditions or dry water courses:
I’m simply a victim of much greater forces –
I’d better go shopping again.

[If there's a photo down here it was added August 2017 as part of blog refresh.  Photo is either mine or is linked to where I found it. Make of either what you will.]


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